Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers

master-sergeant-debra-claytonMaster Sergeant Debra Clayton, 42

Orlando Florida Police Department

January 9, 2017 – Master Sergeant Debra Clayton was shot and killed when she encountered and attempted to apprehend a suspect wanted for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend. The suspect later carjacked a vehicle and shot another officer as he attempted to apprehend him. He is still at large.

Sergeant Clayton is survived by her husband and son.

deputy-first-class-norman-lewisDeputy First Class Norman Lewis

Orange County Florida Sheriff’s Office

January 9, 2017 – Deputy Norman Lewis was killed in a motorcycle crash when a car turned in front of him during the frantic search for the suspect who shot and killed Sergeant Debra Clayton.

detective-chad-parqueDetective Chad Parque, 32

North Las Vegas Nevada Police Department

January 7, 2017 – Detective Chad Parque succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash when his patrol car was struck head-on by a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction in his lane. He is survived by his wife, children, and siblings.

chief-of-police-randy-gibsonChief of Police Randy Gibson

Kalama Washington Police Department

January 10, 2017 – Chief Randy Gibson died from respiratory arrest following a struggle with a violent suspect. He is survived by his wife.

c_mcdonaldDetective Steven McDonald, 59

New York City Police Department

January 10, 2017 – Detective Steven McDonald died as a result of gunshot wounds he received 31 years ago when he encountered a teen robbery suspect. While questioning the teen, the young man drew a handgun and shot Detective McDonald in the head and neck. He’d been paralyzed since the shooting, and was confined to the use of a wheelchair and a machine to assist with breathing.

Detective McDonald is survived by his wife and son. His son is now a sergeant with the NYPD.

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